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Unformatted text preview: ituational Crime Prevention Situational Crime Prevention Criminal acts will be avoided if: • • • potential targets are carefully guarded the means to commit crime are controlled potential offenders are carefully monitored Situational Crime Prevention Situational Crime Prevention Strategies Strategies designed to reduce or eliminate a specific crime problem include: • • • • • • increasing the effort needed to commit a crime increasing the risk of committing crime reducing the rewards of crime inducing guilt reducing provocation removing excuses Benefits of Situational Crime Benefits of Situational Crime Prevention Diffusion ~ when efforts to prevent one crime unintentionally prevent another crime as well Discouragement ~ when crime control efforts targeting a specific location help reduce crime in surrounding areas Costs of Situational Crime Prevention Costs of Situational Crime Prevention Displacement ~ when crime control efforts redirect offenders to alternative targets Extinction ~ when cr...
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